How To Clean uPVC Window Frames

uPVC windows have become incredibly popular with homeowners, with millions across the UK having white uPVC windows installed in their homes. But white windows can get dirty quickly, particularly if the windows face onto a road.

If it’s been a few months since you last cleaned your uPVC windows, make sure you read our step by step guide to cleaning them here:

upvc white window

What you will need:

  • uPVC Cleaner (or white vinegar)
  • Cloths (1 damp + 1 dry)
  • Sponge and bucket

1. Clean Frames With Sponge

First, using the dry sponge, brush as much of the dirt and debris off as possible. Then wet the sponge and clean off all of the surface dirt and debris from the window frame.

Hands wearing rubber gloves, Holding plastic bowl

Make sure you clean as much of the dirt as possible as it’s important to ensure there is no grease or dirt on the window frame before using the cleaner

2. Apply uPVC Cleaner To Damp Cloth

Next apply the uPVC cleaner to the damp cloth and begin to work into the surface. Try to work the cleaner into one section of the window at a time as it can dry quickly. If it’s sunny outside, this can be even faster than normal and it can become streaky

3. Buff with a dry cloth

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Once you’ve applied the cleaner, use the dry cloth to buff the window panes.

No uPVC cleaner? Here’s how to easily make your own window cleaner:

  • 1 part white vinegar
  • 2 parts water
  • 1 squirt washing up liquid

Mix all of these together and follow the steps above replacing uPVC window cleaner with this mix.

Finally, step back and admire your sparkling, smear-free windows!

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